WATCH: Four-star OL Sullivan Absher to commit to college live Friday on CBS Sports HQ


Sullivan Absher, a four-star prospect and the No. 275 overall player in the Class of 2023, will announce his college commitment live Friday at 4 pm ET on CBS Sports HQ. He has narrowed down his finalists to Notre Dame, NC State and Clemson with 247Sports Crystal Ball, giving the Fighting Irish and first-year coach Marcus Freeman the best chance of landing him. You can watch the ad live on the video at the top of this pageon the CBS Sports app or through your connected device (Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV).

Absher, a 6-foot-7, 290-pound player from South Point High School in Belmont, North Carolina, is the 10th-ranked player in the state and ranks 22nd among offensive tackles during the current recruiting cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite Ranking. Brian Dohn, National Recruiting Analyst for 247Sports, provided this scouting report on Absher.

“Size verified with more length,” Dohn wrote. “Well-proportioned frame with room for development. Multi-sport profile includes basketball. Lines up as a tackle for South Point and is a devastating physical run blocker. Athleticism shines when in space. Shoots fast, up and into the player Plays with quick feet and balance Has a strong base and once he gets involved is able to push the defensive player back at the point of attack Scrape and get to the second level easily Plays strong heavy hands and finishes blocks consistently. Excellent downside blocker. Lateral movement is very good and allows for wide splits.”

Absher plays a very run-heavy offense, which has kept him from showing off his pass protection skills. That said, Dohn believes he’ll be able to handle pass protection when he gets to the next level.

“He lacks professional passing experience as South Point rarely passes, but athleticism and length should help in development at the college level,” Dohn wrote. “The team threw 52 passes (16 completions) in 15 games, so there’s not a lot of chance for experience in the game. He has to work to sit on base and use the kick step during game situations. A strong hit starting in the running game should translate to professional passing sets Sometimes he doubles up on the trash on run blocking so needs to be more consistent with hips sagged Multi-year starter at the Power 5 level with the Top 20 program. Potential late-round NFL pick with ability to climb higher.”

Absher also shines on the basketball court and the baseball field. He has made unofficial visits to Notre Dame and NC State for the past three months.

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